Department of German and Russian Studies

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Established in August 2006, the Department of German and Russian Studies is the youngest department in the School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs. Our faculty consists of five full-time roster faculty and several adjunct instructors of German and Russian. Both programs offer a full range of extra-curricular activities in which students and faculty participate. We encourage you to explore the reasons for studying these languages, and please talk with us about the numerous opportunities we offer.

Department Spotlight

Spotlight PortraitStephen Della Lana
Coordinator, Cultural Vistas Summer Internship in Germany
Read this article on Professor Della Lana's successful summer internship program.

Department Highlights

Dr. Irina ErmanDr. Irina Erman
Director of Russian Studies Program
Read this interview with Dr. Erman

Department News

Dr. Cara Tovey presents on Teaching Digital Literacy with a Video Essay Assignment
Posted on 10 May 2021 | 1:15 pm
This Wednesday at 12:45pm, Visiting Assistant Professor of German Dr. Cara Tovey will present at CofC’s annual Teaching, Learning, and Technology Conference on “Teaching Digital Literacy with a Video Essay Assignment.” For a sample of what she will be discussing, check out the below PodCast interview: https://blogs.cofc.edu/michael-s-overholt/2021/05/04/episode-19-leading-a-video-essay-assignment-with-dr-cara-tovey/
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Russian Studies Minor Kelly Lifchez ’21 receives Critical Languages Scholarship
Posted on 8 May 2021 | 10:20 am
Congratulations to Graduating Russian Studies Minor and International Studies and Economics  double major Kelly Lifchez ’21, who has received a prestigious Critical Languages Scholarship to study  advanced Russian remotely this summer! An Honors College Student and International Scholars Program participant, Kelly studied abroad at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration in […]
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Russian Professor Maggie Miltcheva recognized for Outstanding Service to First-Year Students
Posted on 6 May 2021 | 9:55 am
In yet another accolade, 2020 CofC Adjunct Teaching Award winning Russian Professor Maggie Miltcheva has been recognized for Outstanding Service to First-Year Students in the 2020-2021 Academic Year:  https://fye.cofc.edu/fye-awards/index.php?fbclid=IwAR0U3gIWYsJf7IkNEqapq8yegGEqtZLr8Dfm_Vw_peSxYKq73IO7F1YVEX4 Congratulations and best wishes to Professor Miltcheva after this further recognition of her excellent in teaching, under very difficult conditions in this past academic year no […]
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